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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Catch Combos

By
Vincent Lau

You only need a Catch Combo of 31 or higher to reap most of the benefits, but if you’re shiny-hunting, you may go higher than that.

When you repeatedly catch the same species of Pokémon, the game will record your “Catch Combo” in the results screen, post-capture. This value will rise as you continue to catch the same species of Pokémon. However, your combo will reset if any of the following happens:

  1. You catch a different species of Pokémon.
  2. A Pokémon runs from you (but you may run from them).
  3. You shut down the game.

Benefits of Catch Combos

As your Catch Combo increases, you’ll start to receive various benefits–some obvious, some less so. The higher your Catch Combo…

  1. The higher the experience multiplier for catching a Pokémon. This is listed as “Combo Bonus” in the rewards screen.
  2. The better the items you’ll earn for catching a Pokémon (eg. candy).
  3. The more perfect IVs the caught Pokémon will have.
  4. The more likely rare spawns will appear in your current area.
  5. The greater the chance of finding Shiny Pokémon.

The table below quantifies the aforementioned benefits.

Catch Combo Exp. Multiplier Perfect IVs Rare Spawn rate Shiny rate
1 to 5 1.1 0 x2 1 in 4096
6 to 10 1.1 0 x3 1 in 4096
11 to 20 1.5 2 x4 1 in 1024
21 o 30 x2 3 x5 1 in 512
31 to 40 x2.5 4 x6 1 in 341
41+ x3 4 x6 1 in 341

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to our strategy guide for Pokemon: Let’s Go!

  • A complete walkthrough with strategies to defeat all the Kanto Gym Leaders and conquer the Pokémon League.
  • Encounter tables for all the wild Pokémon, including the rare Pokémon with undisclosed habitats in the Pokédex.
  • Explanations of all the gameplay mechanics for both beginner trainers and Pokémon Masters.
  • Where to find all the Master Trainers and hidden battles after beating the game.
  • A handy mini-Pokédex containing the key details for all 153 obtainable Pokémon and where to find them.

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